Cancer Services

The Cancer Center at NYP Queens provides a comprehensive program of cancer services in a comfortable environment that is close to home for Queens residents. As a result, more Queens patients choose our center than any other cancer program in the metropolitan area.

Meet the Director: David A. Fishman, M.D.

Just the thought of having cancer can be a frightening and confusing prospect - but every day, there is more good news. Some cancers once considered deadly can now be cured, and we are making steady progress in our ability to fight the others.

At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens...

  • We are continuously refining treatments based upon new information from research.
  • We are combining various modes of treatment in new and powerful ways.
  • We are making major advances in tailoring treatment plans to the needs of the individual.
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The Cancer Center's greatest strength is in its people, whose expert qualifications have made it the regional leader in cancer care. The center's physicians do more than provide treatment. They have a deep commitment to education and research that allows them to employ the latest advancements in treatment.

  • Our physicians were trained at the nation's major academic centers.
  • They are board-certified.
  • They teach on the faculties of prestigious medical schools.
  • They participate in national research protocols.
  • They are active in their professional associations, in leadership positions at local, state and national levels.

Approved by the Commission on Cancer

NYP Queens is an accredited Cancer Center and has achieved the highest level of commendations by the Commission on Cancer.

The approvals program, established by the American College of Surgeons in 1932, sets the highest standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs every three years to make sure they conform to those standards.

The Commission on Cancer (COC) has approved The Cancer Center at NYP Queens since 1987. Of the several levels of approval available from the Commission on Cancer, NYP Queens received the highest level of approval by meeting all 36 standards of excellence.

Cancer Center Oncology Navigation Program

Whether an individual faces a possible cancer diagnosis, or has been diagnosed with cancer, it is very stressful. Beyond questions and concerns about the disease, questions may arise such as “what do I do next?,” “how am I going to get to my appointment?,” and “how am I going to pay for this?”

The good news is NYP Queens offers a unique service to answer these questions, and provide solutions and guidance to our patients during their cancer care experience. Our Cancer Center Oncology Navigation Program is one of the few programs in the country that employs licensed mental health counselors and social workers to provide this service.


Patient Support Groups

The Oncology Navigators are master's level prepared mental health counselors and as part of our Navigation Program offer individual and group counseling and support on-site and by referral.


Learn About Your Cancer Risk Assessment 

Cancer genetics is the cornerstone of personalized medicine. The understanding of a patient’s unique genomic profile and the personalized care that follows should lead to better outcomes and survival. To learn more about your risk for cancer call 718-670-1170 or click here

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